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New ways of nursing at Canberra Hospital to improve patient experience

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Chief Minister and Minister for Health Katy Gallagher today announced a suite of initiatives to further improve patient experience at Canberra Hospital and make it easier for nurses to continue to offer excellent care. The new measures include: introducing ‘team nursing’, where nurses share care across a team rather than individual nurses concentrating on a [...]

7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight’s program

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

7.30 ACT on the ABC Friday November 21st The Calverts and Mr Fluffy. The Calverts’ story parallels that of Canberra. They came here in the early 60s and built a home and garden that they thought would last a lifetime – then they discovered Mr Fluffy asbestos in the roof. Despite having it cleared years ago, they [...]

Recent Articles/Opinions For and Against Canberra’s Light Rail

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

These relatively short recent articles/opinions are certainly worth a read – what ever your pre disposition to the Light Rail : Against – “Fantasy: The case for light rail in Gungahlin” For - “Public transport report boosts case for Canberra light rail, ACT government says”

This Saturday – Australian MMA Championship Grand Final

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

BRACE Australia’s Mixed Martial Arts Event Series is excited to announce details of the upcoming event BRACE 31. This Saturday the 22nd of November BRACE hits Canberra for the 2014 Australian MMA Championship Grand Final live from the AIS Arena. After a year long elimination tournament of Australia’s best MMA Athletes, the Grand Finale has finally [...]

First Round of Major Artists Announced: National Folk Festival!

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Following a tasty little Six-­Pack Teaser the National Folk Festival is pleased to announce its first major round of artists for the 2015 Festival. They are: From Canada comes an artist who’s built a name for himself as one of the country’s most revered folk poets and singers -­ David Francey. The Scottish-­born Canadian carpenter-­turned-­songwriter [...]

Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir takes centre stage as ‘Best of the Best’ in Australian Wine is announced

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

For just the second time in the history of the Dan Murphy’s National Wine Show of Australia, a Pinot Noir won the top prize at last night’s trophy presentation dinner in Canberra. The Mornington Peninsula’s 2013 Yabby Lake Block 2 Pinot Noir won the ultimate award for an Australian wine, the Len Evans Memorial Trophy for [...]

A Summer Fling

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

With these warmer months approaching it’s hard not to want to spend most of my time out doors, taking in all the sunshine and warmth before the next Winter comes. It’s also a really good time to shake up date night and do something a bit different to your usual routine. Here are my suggestions to shake [...]

Right wing, left wing… what about the bird in the middle?

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

There has been much discourse in recent times on the relative importance of having a healthy budget position versus having a significantly funded safety net. The orthodox right wing ideology has it that a healthy budget surplus is the only way in which a county can prosper. If there are plenty of profits to tax [...]

Repairs to a water main in the city means lane closure on Cooyong Street

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users there will be lane closures to a short section of Cooyong Street in the City this Saturday 22 November 2014, to allow ACTEW Water to make crucial repairs to a water main. The works will only affect the westbound section of Cooyong Street between Mort [...]

Chief Police Officer urges community to support Men in Uniform stalls

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Chief Police Officer for the ACT Rudi Lammers is urging the community to support the Men in Uniform stalls from 10am-2pm tomorrow (Saturday November 22) and donate to the White Ribbon Foundation by purchasing merchandise and swearing the oath. Chief Police Officer for the ACT Rudi Lammers – a White Ribbon Ambassador – said [...]

Flowers on Scrivener Dam?

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Did something happen on Scrivener Dam? I noticed flowers there yesterday and this morning? Col

Has anyone got a school survey yet?

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Canberra Times had an article last week that the Minister has launched a survey about ACT schools and that parents would receive details about the survey from their school. My kid’s schools doesn’t seem to know anything about it. Does anyone know anything else about this or if there a web link or something?

Calling all Hipsters, Hackers and Hustlers

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Turn your ideas in to reality! Gather a team of three — a hipster, a hacker and a hustler — and meet us at the ‘Hub in the city’ at 10am Saturday. Put together a stellar pitch and stunning prototype in style. Come as a team or we can match you up with others. Instructions will [...]

Witnesses sought; Kingston property damage

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses following an incident of significant property damage to a commercial building in Kingston early this morning (20 November). About 4.10am, police received a report that a male in dark clothing was using a timber post to damage the front windows of the building on Wentworth Avenue. The male then left the [...]

Group fitness on Wanniassa oval

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi all – I drove down Sternberg Cres past the oval opposite the Active Leisure Centre yesterday morning (Wednesday) around 11am. There was some sort of group fitness going on and everyone was wearing black (and maybe red trim) polo shirts. Does anyone know what group this is? They were using a tyre and pulling ropes and [...]

Centenary Flag Project exhibition opened

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Flags from last year’s Centenary of Canberra have been repurposed into new works of art for the Centenary Flag Project exhibition, which was opened yesterday by Minister for the Arts Joy Burch on behalf of the Chief Minister. The Centenary Flag Project, one of the key events of the inaugural DESIGN Canberra festival program, is an [...]

A new way to find affordable housing

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

On Monday Deputy Chief Minister Andrew Barr unveiled the new Allhomes & REIACT kiosk, a quick and easy way for Community Housing clients to find affordable housing in Canberra. Those searching for affordable rental accommodation can now find properties in their desired area with the tap of a finger, as well as print all the relevant information and agent [...]

Michael Chatto announced as Executive Chef of Chifley’s Bar & Grill, Canberra

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Chifley’s Bar & Grill, a new steakhouse and bar within the historic Hotel Kurrajong Canberra located in Barton, ACT, will open its doors on Tuesday 16 December 2014, with Michael Chatto leading the kitchen. Chifley’s is named after the sixteenth Prime Minister of Australia, Ben Chifley. According to the hotel’s historical records, Mr Chifley made Hotel [...]

State of the Capital – Weekly Political Wrap 20/11/14

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Burch on her literary perch Minister for the Arts Joy Burch announced the 2014 ACT Book of the Year shortlist with four of the five shortlisted authors at Civic Library this week. Five books, ranging from a non-fiction exploration of the Al Jazeera English news network to a verse novel covering the Petrov defection, have been [...]

Giving yourself permission to shine

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It’s that time of year where many of us put down our chocolate bars and pick up a set of weights. No I mean it, seriously put down the chocolate bar! For some peeling off the tracksuit pants and putting on a swimsuit is a frightening prospect. Many of us have trouble accepting our bodies [...]

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